Board Member Spotlight:
Stephanie Gilliard, Esq.
Colonial Downs Group, LLC
Can you tell me a little about your position on the board and what your position is responsible for?
I’m presently serving as President of the Board. I work closely with the Executive Director to provide oversight of the organization. I also liaise with the community and potential donors as often as I can to tell them about the great work that we do.
Why did you become involved in the organization, and what has your involvement looked like over time?
I was ready to give back to the community in a more meaningful and consistent way. Board service was the best way to accomplish both objectives. Serving on the Board allowed me to utilize my 15+ years of legal experience to help oversee the organization so that CancerLINC could continue to provide crucial services to cancer patients at a time when they need it the most.
How would you characterize the board’s role in the nonprofit organization?
The Board has a statutory and ethical obligation to exercise good faith in ensuring that CancerLINC’s mission is advanced and that it has adequate finances to carry out its mission.
How would you describe the goals of the organization, and how does the organization achieve these goals?
Our primary goal is to provide resources for cancer patients who need legal and/or financial planning assistance services. Our secondary goal is ensuring that the organization remains financially sound. We accomplish the first goal with outreach and working with community partners. The second goal is achieved with financial contributions from each Board member and raising funds in other ways.
How do you see deepening board member engagement?
I am grateful to serve with a very engaged Board. All members attend meetings and events regularly and have made significant financial pledges to the organization.
What do you do when you aren't (working, volunteering on the board)?
Family time! My two sons (9 and 7) keep me very busy.
Anything else you’d like to share?
I look forward to serving on the Board for years to come.